Hyderabad: ‘RRR’ filmmakers are rejoicing as they progress further in the race to the Oscars.
The infectiously catchy song ‘Naatu Naatu’ from the blockbuster Telugu film has been shortlisted for the 2023 Oscar Awards in the ‘Best Original Song’ category.
Trade Analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to make the announcement.
“What a way to start the day… #NaatuNaatu [from #RRR] – the most celebrated dance number of 2022 – shortlisted for #Oscars2023 in the ‘Original Song’ category. #RRRMovie” he wrote.
Adarsh also announced that the Gujarati film ‘Chhello Show’ was shortlisted in the ‘Best International Feature Film’ category.
” A memorable moment, indeed… #LastFilmShow [#ChhelloShow] shortlisted in the ‘International Feature Film’ category at #Oscars2023… OFFICIAL POSTER…” he wrote.
In recent years, India’s oscar entries were – Koozhangal, Jallikattu, Gully Boy, Village Rockstars, Newton, Visaranani, however, all of them failed to make the Oscar shortlist. The only Indian films to have been nominated for an Oscar so far have been Mother India, Salaam Bombay and Lagaan.
The 95th Academy Awards is set on March 12, 2023, at Los Angeles’ Dolly Theatre.